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Your 2014 Session Moderator** Rev. Clint MitchellClerk of Session** Cindy LevyChristian Education ** Cheri StolzCongregational Care** Marg JensenEvangelism** JD Hawthorne Fellowship** Shirley DavisProperties** Ann Muir, Steve McGeorgePersonnel** Charity HoughtonStewardship** Pam Rinsland, George HelmintollerMission** Barbara McGeorgeWorship** Cheryl MillerCarey Gerstner, Director of Christian EducationSession meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Wythe Presbyterian Church hosts an English as a Second Language (ESL) class every Tuesday from 6-7p.m. and on Thursdays from 6-8p.m. If you would like more information or to confim they are meeting please call the church office.

Please share your thoughts questions, prayer requests or feedback with us! We will respond as soon as possible.

The FORCE meets at Wythe Presbyterian Church on Thursday nights from 6-7:30 p.m. Dinner is provided. Children of all ages (including adults) will experience an amazing lesson from the Bible that includes music, arts and food! For further details call the church office!

Wythe 5 O'Clock Group - Sunday at 5pmNew Life Group - Wednesday at 8pmAberdeen Group - Friday at 8pmFriendship Group - Monday & Saturday at 8pm



Please help us to make the Wythe Men’s Group a more active form of Ministry…We are gathering in the Wythe Fellowship Hall. Breakfast will be provided by some very generous Wythe members the 2nd Saturday of each month at 8 am.We follow breakfast with a devotion/lesson.The biggest and most important change to our Men’s Ministry is the addition of simple SERVICE projects for Wythe members and friends. These projects could be household repairs, lawn maintenance, light bulb changing, etc, etc. With the hope of some bigger and more ambitious projects in the future, as the program matures.The point is that we want to serve and help Wythe members and friends who need it. We would like to strive to help ease the burden on members who are ill, infirm, or facing challenges around the house. We Can Do It!Please contact the church office or a Wythe Men's Group member for more information or to set up service assistance.

Girl Scouts:Meet Mondays at WPC at 6:00 p.m.Serving as a Girl Scout today means being part of a worldwide organization that builds leadership skills by providing girls with opportunities to discover their interests, connect with others, and take action to change the world for the better. All Girl Scouts promise to "serve God" and one way they can incorporate this is through the religious recognitions created by their own faith communities. Wythe PC is part of the Girl Scouts to help them earn their religious recognition award. Girl Scouts aim to empower girls and to help teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence and citizenship through activities that include community service and earning badges by aquiring practical skills. Girls are recognized with special awards recognizing outstanding service in the community-the Bronze, Silver and Gold-depending upon their grade level. From Kindergarden to 12th grade, girls are given opportunities they may not find elsewhere and may participate as a member in a number of ways-troop, special groups, camps, events and as individuals interested in travel or other options.The current leader can be contacted at: kimberoot@gmail.com

Meets the last Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at various restaurants. Please contact the office if you would like to join us!

Presbyterian Women's Circle meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. The ladies enjoy fellowship, snacks and a bible study. Locations vary please call the church office if you are interested in joining the ladies.****PWC is on break from June-August and resumes in September

This is the story of our church and how we began...In January 1921, the Wythe Chapel began as an outpost Sunday School. Mr. W. H. Rohrbach, Mr. Alexander McCrea, and Mr. E. B. Eberly from the Session of the First Presbyterian Church in Newport News, VA. with several Sunday School teachers came out to the Wythe Chapel on Cottonwood Ave., Hampton, VA at 3 pm to hold Sunday School Classes. Miss Ruth Neff came to play the piano. This continued for 19 years. On Nov. 10, 1940, the Wythe Chapel was organized into Wythe Presbyterian Church. We were self supporting, and chartered by Norfolk Presbytery, (now Presbytery of Eastern Virginia). Dr. W. E. Davis was ordained as the Pastor-Evangelist in charge. We began a building fund and completed construction of our own building nine years later. We moved into our new building in Sept. 1949.The charter members are as follows: Mrs. John Bolt Mrs. Bert Johnson Miss Frances E. Austin (Wolf) Miss Bernice V. Austin (Matthews) Miss Frances Eggleston (Thompson) Miss Grace Zenter Mrs. E. M. Daley Mrs. Blaine Crum (Mercedes) Mrs. T. R. Austin (Katie) Mrs. C. T. Eagle (Lila) Mrs. L. C. Smith (Alma) Mrs. N. A. Adams (Catherine) Mrs. J. F. Haughwout (Alberta) Mrs. C. A. Schmidt (Cassie) Mr. & Mrs. Albert Gsell< Mr. & Mrs. Frank Eggleston Mr. Luther Eggleston Mr. & Mrs. Percy Sutton Mr. & Mrs. Louis Davis Mr. W. H. Rohrbach Mr. Clifton DavisIn the evening at 7:30 pm, alternating Seminary Students came from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA to preach. To name a few: Mr. Charles Pratt, Mr. Reverly, Mr. John Walker, and Mr. Reynal.As you walk through the halls of our church today, you can view the portraits of our dear Pastors through the years. Rev. Howatt E. Mallinson - Apr. 1953 - Oct. 1979 Rev. Kenneth Boyer - Apr. 1980 - Apr. 1991 Rev. J. Mark Stanley - Aug. 1992 - Aug. 1996 Rev. Suzy Cothran - 1999 - Dec. 2009 There are a few more additions to the original building, like the fellowship hall and wheelchair ramp, but the charm of the original building can still be appreciated in the Sanctuary. We welcome you to partake of the warm, rich feeling of our church home and congregation at Wythe.

Wythe Presbyterian Preschool(See below for printable forms)NOW ACCEPTING 2014/2015 ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONSChild Care Early morning: Mon through Fri 7:30 am to 9 amExtended day: Mon through Fri 12pm to 5:30pm(child must be enrolled in pre-school to use child care)Pre-School2 and 3 year olds: 3 day week: Mon, Wed, Fri from 9am-noonor 5 day week: Mon through Fri from 9am-noonPre-Kindergarten (for 4's)Mon through Fri 9am - noonSummer Day CareMon through Fri 7:30 am - 5:30pm Ages 2 to 8Full time and part time child care2 year olds do not have to be potty trained.Phone: (757) 245-8635 2014 Enrollment Packet

Located just three blocks from the beautiful Hampton Roads Waterway, Wythe Presbyterian Church seeks to GLORIFY GOD by inviting the Holy Spirit into our worship. We seek dynamic and enriching worship by adding a variety of approaches to our services. We seek to GROW DISCIPLES by welcoming and nurturing all who come to church. We applaud diversity and desire our congregation to mirror the diversity around us. We are working to create skills to attract and assimilate visitors so that they too can grow in faith and love. We are constantly creating opportunities to reach the unchurched around us. We seek to GIVE of OURSELVES by serving God’s people. We seek to reach out to those in need in our congregation, community and world. We actively strive to increase opportunities for mission locally, regionally, nationally and internationally

Welcome to Wythe Presbyterian Church 9:30 a.m. - Fellowship Gathering 9:45 a.m. - Sunday School 11:00 a.m. - Worship Service

Wythe Presbyterian Church151 Robinson RoadHampton, Virginia 23661

LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF ROBINSON AND KECOUGHTAN ROADS151 ROBINSON ROAD HAMPTON, VIRGINIA 23661Telephone 757-245-3593 Fax 757-245-1606